January 29, 2022

Like and Care

by Richard Levine I think of us, of how, at first, being kind seemed enough.   Though we didn’t say it, we thought,if forests grow from red-clover meadows,why not love? But like and care are not strong enoughto send down roots deep enough, or carry water far and high enough to make them more than what they are.  And […]

Wade in the Water

For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool,                     and troubled the water: John, 5:4 I can’t baptize or immunize you with my nod or smile, passing in this pig-pink rural town, where your skin is as double-take out-of-place as the blood-colored tears on a waxwing’s shoulders. And you don’t need protection […]

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